Never my favorite, but it's always interesting to look though the New York shows. I was expecting the usual (the usual of the past 3 years) of bandage dresses with holes, studs, and metal hardware... but some surpassed and conquered this passe motif. Among these are Proenza Schouler and Erin Fetherson.
Proenza Schouler's gleaming fabrics illuminated the simplicity of the original silhouette of the shift dress and the tent dress. The arresting and extrusive prints of the fabrics conjured up images of a decadent peacock or some other unknown animal from a distant land. There's nothing repulsive about this tie-dye! It's enough to make one want to experiment with tie dye and batik all on their own.
Erin Fetherson; Where do you go to my lovely? How wonderful is it, how extremely refreshing is it, to see such lady -like fashions present in such a modern way. The sheer fabrics, the alluring textures AH! This is rather the opposite of dowdy, which is usually one of the first words that comes to mind when I think of lady-like. Craftily coquettish! What the composition of the complete collection lacks in softness it makes up for with hardness. Blaring Blacks and jeering jewels- it's the best of both worlds.